It was in late January that we reported a scoop about the love affair of “Sexy Zone’s” Katsutoshi Sato (26), who was known as a “no-scandal idol. The story was based on a February 3 article (ages and titles in the article are current at the time of publication).
About three months ago now, the university was in the midst of its fall school festival season.’ The city pop band “Awesome City Club” (hereafter referred to as “ACC”) got their big break in 2009 with a song in the movie “Hanabutsuwanae koi no ita” (“Love Like a Bouquet”), and later that year they also participated in NHK’s “Kohaku Uta Gassen” (“Red and White Singing Contest”). They, too, had gone to a university for a school festival live performance.
After the concert was over at around 6 p.m., the car carrying the group headed for Tokyo. A pick-up truck drove the members to their homes one by one. When the car finally stopped in front of a tower apartment building in a prime location in Tokyo, a woman got out. She was PORIN (32), the vocalist, with blue hair glimpsed through a large hat.
She is currently in the middle of a relationship with “Sexy Zone’s” Shori Sato (26); PORIN lives elsewhere, a short distance from here, but spends most of the week at his house. Once home, she sometimes visits him late at night according to his schedule. It seems that she keeps her luggage in Sato’s room, and even though she is tired after work, she happily goes straight to his house,” said a source in the entertainment industry.
Sato and PORIN met in late May of last year.
It seems that they exchanged contact information when they appeared together on “Music Station” (TV Asahi). They are both dog lovers and indoor people, and since PORIN is Sato’s type, they started dating in the summer.
It was a member of Sekzo that brought the two together.
The group’s Kento Nakajima (28) and Fuka Koshiba (25) starred in a drama in which “ACC” sang the theme song. They performed together in a special program broadcast in mid-September 2009, just before the final episode. Nakajima, who usually listened to “ACC” music, approached him and they became good friends. Nakajima then visited “ACC” on their live tour last spring. Nakajima must have wanted them to provide music for them. I think it was also because of Nakajima’s friendship with PORIN that Sato and her met” (TV station insider).
In the past, “ACC” has provided songs to “King & Prince” and they also work with Johnny’s. Both of them wear hats and masks when they go in and out of their homes to protect themselves from the elements.
PORIN has not told the other members of “ACC” about his relationship with Sato. However, he has not been able to hide the fact that he went to Sato’s house in a cab while carpooling with his workmates.
We interviewed PORIN, who was at an exhibition of her own apparel brand, and asked her directly about her smooth sailing in both work and private life.
–I am sorry to interrupt your busy schedule. Can you tell us about your relationship with Katsutoshi Sato?
You said, “Uh,…… can I have a moment? (Laughs)”
–I have seen you many times at Katsutoshi Sato’s apartment …….
I’ll contact you from my office.
— “Are you not a friend of mine?
“(Smile) Um, …… nothing from me.”
–When did you start dating?
“Not from me either (laughs).
After saying this, she returned to the exhibition hall. As she left, she even had time to say to the reporter, “Thank you for your hard work in the cold, handsome.
Sato, a “living national treasure with a face,” has been scandal-free for the past 12 years since she joined the company. He has been in the entertainment world since he was a junior high school student, and his sister, who is six years older than him, must be a comforting presence for him to be pampered.
I want them to break up right now…” Sekzo fans said, “I just can’t accept it.
The Internet immediately overreacted to Sato’s first scandal.
I want you to break up with him right now. We have decided that we will protect Katsutoshi-kun for the rest of his life.”
He said he liked …… younger than his age. I still can’t believe it.”
The posts were filled with near screams such as “I can’t believe it. There are several reasons why fans just can’t accept this. One is that PORIN’s affair with Kenji Ozawa (55) was reported by “Weekly Bunshun” in June ’21, which made many fans resistant to her. Furthermore, the fact that they exchanged contact information at the music station and that it was a member of the group who brought them together shocked fans.
Later, on April 10, Sato appeared at the opening press conference for the stage play “Endless SHOCK” starring Koichi Domoto (44) of “KinKi Kids. He expressed his ambitions, saying, “I want to do my best.” He will have to regain the trust of his lost fans with his best performance.
PHOTO： Sota Shima, Yusuke Kondo